Live-in Nanny / Au Pair - what's the difference?

Live-in Nanny / Au Pair - what's the difference?

 

An Au Pair is NOT a Nanny.

Don't they do the same thing? 

No. They have different roles in the home.

Unfortunately Au Pairs are often taken advantage of; we are leading the industry to ensure that this practice ceases and these young people are offered a fabulous cultural opportunity whilst also bring treated as valued employees should be.

We strive to offer a professional solution for Nannies and Clients needing a live-in arrangement. 

The below is sourced from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

A Nanny's duties often include:

  • The sole care of children
  • Planning of educational activities
  • Program and plan the children’s weekly activities
  • Preparing healthy meals and snacks
  • Light household work related to children, such as folding and tidying up.

Nannies often have qualifications in childcare or education. 

An au pair’s duties often include:

  • Assisting parents with child care (but aren’t sole carers)
  • Assisting with general household tasks, not related to children
  • Light household duties related to children, such as folding and tidying up. 

 

So... why a Placement Solutions Live-in Nanny?

So... why a Placement Solutions Live-in Nanny?

Our high standards offer you and your Nanny:

  • Minimum 2 years experience
  • Fully screened, all regulatory checks and insurance 
  • 15-30 hours work per week
  • Provided with 1 room at least  (better if they have their own bathroom and ideally separate entry)
  • School aged children only needing care
  • Paid normal wage (we can handle all of this for you)
  • Clients can access rebates if eligible, pending availability
  • Engaged as an ongoing employee – not 'casually employed'
  • Board and food will be taken out as an extra item on the pay slip – amount determined by Fair Work. 

 

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